Inside Chessington’s World of Jumanji with rollercoaster that opens in spring

Chessington World of Adventures has offered a sneak peak of its new World of Jumanji which will have fans of the film franchise jumping in excitement.

The new zone is set to open in spring at the theme park and zoo in Surrey.

It will include the World’s only Jumanji rollercoaster – we can't wait!

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The World of Jumanji will see families follow in the footsteps of Dr. Bravestone (playd by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the new films) through a whole world of adventures to locate the Jaguar’s Eye Jewel, lift the curse and save Jumanji.

The Mandrill Mayhem rollercoaster will sweep up riders in the long arms of the terrifying monkey, as the horde whisks those from just 1.2m tall around the sites of Jumanji, all while dodging the hazards of the jungle.

Mandrill Mayhem is the first coaster to be introduced at Chessington since 2004, reports the Mirror.

The themed land will also feature two further rides.

Visitors have to dodge the fangs of the black mamba on a dizzying, untameable ride through the bazaar on Mamba Strike.

Then they must swerve a herd of stampeding ostriches on a whirlwind ride in the dunes on Ostrich Stampede.

The rides are built on a maze of pathways – some trickier to navigate than others – based on the iconic Jumanji board game.

Once you've worked your way through them all and finished riding for the day, guests can stay in one of six new Jumanji themed bedrooms which will be introduced to the Chessington Safari Hotel.

Scott O’Neil, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, which operates Chessington, said: “We look forward to welcoming you to the Jungle this spring, as the amazing World of Jumanji opens at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

"Families should prepare to be turned upside down… literally, as the first new rollercoaster in nearly 20 years at the resort has a twist, turn and flip that will have you holding on to your seat.

"This is the Next Level for families wanting to explore the ultimate adventure together.”

The World of Jumanji opens on April 1, with rooms at the themed hotel bookable now at

If you can't wait until then for a thrilling day out, then fear not – there are plenty of other attractions at the park to keep you entertained.

Among them is the terrifying ride Croc Drop, which plunges thrill seekers 25m into the giant jaws of a crocodile god Sobek.

With the once fertile Nile laying stagnant, riders must take part in a ceremony to banish the evil spirits from Sobek, plunging into the crocodile’s soul and freeing the waters back into the Nile.

Perhaps the most iconic attraction at the park is the Vampire Ride, a hanging coaster which wizzes those brave enough to ride it through the skies and over the tree-tops.


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